NCSL Tobacco Resource Center


Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, with over 480,000 people dying each year of tobacco-related illness due to smoking or secondhand smoke. States regulate several aspects of tobacco sales and use.  From licensing retailers to funding cessation programs, states are active in controlling the use of tobacco and working to reduce the known negative health outcomes from tobacco use on the general public and smokers alike. The resources below provide information on the state of tobacco policy in the United States.

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